IT & Research

Northwest Florida has a large concentration of information technology and research companies.. Additionally, the region has numerous public and private research centers, which range from medical to engineering.

The Benefits Northwest Florida offers for IT and Research Companies

The following are just a few advantages Northwest Florida has to offer:

  • Workforce Training Incentives
    Some professional, scientific, and technical services companies are considered qualifying target industries by Workforce Florida, Inc. and receive funding priority for the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grant program.
  • High Impact Industry
    Information Technology is designated as one of Florida's high impact sectors for the Capital Investment Tax Credit.
  • Network of Research Centers
    There are numerous research centers located within the region, including centers at Florida State University in nearby Tallahassee. These centers include the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, The Andrews Institute, the National High Magnetic Fields Laboratory, the Center for Advanced Power Systems, the High Performance Materials Institute, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.